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Unit – Innovation for Value Creation and Growth

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Innovation for Value Creation and Growth is a 10-week, blended unit consisting of online learning and face-to-face sessions. It is open to all students enrolled in the 11 New South Wales universities and TAFE NSW colleges, from all locations, disciplines and interests.

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Information 2020 Dates
Applications close 28 February 2020
Unit duration March – May 2020
Start of unit (online) 2 March 2020
Intensive block
(held at SSE Campus)
15-18 March 2020

Innovation and business growth go hand-in-hand. Any new enterprise today operates in a dynamic and interconnected environment. This experiential unit provides the practical entrepreneurial methods required to keep up with the changing nature and demands of work, teaching you how to create value in business in innovative ways.

Students will develop a creative mindset, entrepreneurial awareness and the capacity to identify entrepreneurial opportunities.

Essential value creation strategies for promoting enterprise growth will be covered in hands-on learning. These include evaluating decisions on funding models, successful scaling strategies and creating sustainable solutions.

Students will be prepared for a wide range of possibilities using entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to start a business venture (for purpose or profit) or contributing to an enterprise or community venture.

The unit is open to anyone who:

  • has an early stage or emerging startup, a great idea, or an interest in applying entrepreneurship skills to a current/future enterprise
  • wants to collaborate and build connections with like-minded people across different institutions and disciplines
  • is studying at one of the 11 NSW universities or TAFE NSW.
  • A full unit outline will be published shortly, visit our FAQ for more information.

We are not your typical school.

Our units are dynamic, collaborative and real world focused – you’ll be working hands-on and in small groups to exchange ideas, complete projects and learn by doing. The workload should feel about the same as one of your degree or diploma courses but is designed to fit comfortably around your schedule.

The change-maker community

You will become a lifetime member of the diverse SSE community. This means making those unlikely friendships that provide the collaborative spirit for true entrepreneurial successes. It means sharing information, discussing ideas and staying connected with SSE’s activities and industry partners.

You will broaden your mindset and skills by working in inter-institutional, cross-disciplinary teams of like-minded peers from right across NSW.

We’ve got you covered

We believe in making opportunity accessible. SSE charges no fees for this unit. If you are from outside Sydney, SSE will provide a mobility scholarship to cover travel and accommodation costs.


You will not be awarded credit for completing this unit. It is considered as a co-curricular activity. All students who complete Innovation for Value Creation and Growth will receive a certificate of completion.

Who can apply?

No matter what you’re studying or where you live in NSW, if you are a student currently enrolled at an SSE member institution, you are eligible to apply.

SSE members are Australian Catholic University, Charles Sturt University, Macquarie University, Southern Cross University, TAFE NSW, The University of Newcastle, The University of Sydney, University of New England, University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong, UNSW Sydney and Western Sydney University.

Applications process

Applications open early 2020.  You will hear from SSE if your application has been successful.


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